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    Looking for the Genes that Drive Cancer

    Prof. Yardena Samuels, who comes to Weizmann from the National Human Genome Research Institute, uses DNA sequencing to identify new genetic mutations involved in melanoma. She has already made progress by identifying a mutation – found in nearly one-fifth of melanoma cases – in a gene that is already targeted by an approved drug.

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    New German-Israeli Laboratory Inaugurated at the Weizmann Institute

    The just-established Max Planck – Weizmann Laboratory for Experimental Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurogenetics, led by Weizmann's Prof. Alon Chen, will work to untangle the complex causes of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and neurological disorders. Some 450 million people worldwide suffer from some form of mental illness.

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    Making Personalized Medicine a Reality

    Dr. Berta Strulovici, director of the Weizmann Institute's Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine, explains how personalized, or ""precision,"" medicine uses information about a person's genes, proteins, and environment to prevent, diagnose, and treat patients – a ""proactive rather than reactive"" approach.

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    February is American Heart Month

    Our hearts mean many things: love, strength, loyalty. But even if we look at hearts from a purely biological perspective, they are still awesome – and complicated, particularly when it comes to disease. That's why, for American Heart Month, we'd like to share some of the many approaches Weizmann Institute scientists are taking to fight heart disease.

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    What the Weizmann Institute is Doing About Heart Disease

    According to the American Heart Association, more than 80 million Americans have one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. Weizmann researchers are not only searching for solutions to this health epidemic, but are also investigating the very earliest causes, such as problems during embryonic formation.

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    Shipping and Packing Proteins

    Dr. Maya Schuldiner studies the endoplasmic reticulum, or ER, a flexible, essential compartment in each cell that provides quality control, packing, and shipping for every protein the cell makes.